Pitt Meadows Marauders win their way into provincials
The Pitt Meadows Marauders got a critical win over Tamanawis of Surrey on Thursday night to clinch their spot in the provincials.
Pitt will begin the triple-A senior boys basketball championships on March 12 at the Langley Events Centre.
Pitt won that crucial game 59-37, with 19 points from Jordan Rich, 17 from Sebastien Marshall and 16 from Alejandro Canjura.
But Friday they lost to Enver Creek of Surrey 55-43, and on Saturday, in the game for seventh or eighth place, they were on the wrong side of a close 60-57 match against Terry Fox of Port Coquitlam.
Marshall scored 17 to lead Pitt against Enver Creek, and Rich scored 18 against Fox.
Pitt opens the tournament against Churchill, who they beat in the final of their host Air Show tournament.
“That was a battle,” said coach Rich Goulet. “We know we’ve got our hands full.”